My daughter always gives me prayer journals when she can find one she thinks I will like. I was doing my bible study today when I came across Refuge for our Despair.
Often I hear people ask how God could forgive someone like David. I had one man tell me the other day that he did not believe in a God who would forgive someone for murdering just because he said he was sorry for doing it. Well, you and I both know it takes more then that. We have to be sincere and really live a christian life, or try to live one the best we can.
And David really repented for his sins. David also believed God would see him through the rough times he was having because of the many sins he had committed.
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed : lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy .
David acknowledged that God was all powerful thoughout his life. No matter what happened, God was in control. We all have to acknowledge that. We have to give Him the credit He deserves and know that He will be there when we are at the lowest point in our lives. So many people only remember Him in the good times and blame Him instead of lean on Him in the bad times.
This was my Prayer for this morning...
You are the God of my life. God over all that happens to me. You have always been there for me. You were there when I was taken from my mother and placed in an orphanage. You were there when they shifted me from one foster home to the next til I was placed in the care of a wonderful christian woman who loved me deeply. You were there during my rebellious teens and you picked me up when I was ready to return to you. You were with me when my babies died in my womb. You comforted me during those times. You were there when my foster mother and my biological mother died. You helped my husband and I through all the rough times in our lives. You were always there, dear Lord and I am thankful.....Amen.